Sunday, August 01, 2010

Schnibblemania
Schnibblepalooza
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There's really been a song in my heart and smile on my face in recent weeks Why? Well, I've been working really hard on a self-challenge and having so much fun! Truly sewing like my hair's on fire. LOL
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How many times have we looked through a new quilt book and said "oh I'd love to make every quilt in this book"? Then we look through it again and again and dismiss one or two and in the end sometimes we don't even make one of the quilts in the book. LOL
Since this book was released I've said over and over again, "I want to make every quilt in this book"
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On Monday, July 5, I was chatting with Mr Daze about how much fun it would be to make all the quilts in Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles Times Two book. I explained that I'd already made two but there were 10 more quilts to do and didn't know whether or not it was a goal I could achieve. He looked at me and said, "go for it and enjoy". That evening I chatted with the Queen of Schnibbles and she encouraged me to start sewing! We discussed a variety of Layer Cakes & such and Tuesday I placed an order for several Layer Cakes and yardages.
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My orders started arriving and I got busy cutting & sewing.
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Every day, for the next 12 days I'll be posting a new Big Schnibble - I hope you'll enjoy reading about my Big Schnibble journey. By the way all the quilts have been made entirely with Moda fabrics!


#1 - A Blissful Short Story!
(my personal favorite)


Thank you for visiting! Come back tomorrow for a new Big Schnibble :-)
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In Friendship!

43 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh, Darlene, very pretty! I need to get some of the Bliss line myself.

And what a great challenge to set yourself! i can't wait to see the rest but I know you are going to tease us by stringing it out!

Stephanie said...

Sew pretty. I love piano key borders and Bliss is very sweet fabric.

Carol said...

What an incredible goal! You set it and you achieved it! I'm clapping, clapping for you! I love Short Story! Bliss was an absolutely PERFECT fabric choice. Oh I can just tell how incredibly HAPPY you are!

Yvette said...

YUMMMMMMMMMY!!!

CaraQuilts said...

ACK!!! Darlene you rock!!
Can't wait to see them all. I've wanted to do them all too, and eventually will, but right now there are too many things going on.

Carol said...

How fun! I love this quilt a lot! Every quilt I've seen made with Bliss is beautiful. I have a Fat Quarter Bundle of Bliss, hopefully I'll find time to use it soon. Now this is something to look forward to each day.

paulette said...

What a challenge!! You can do it!! I LOVE this quilt!! I am going to have to buy this book!! Can't wait to see the others!!
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Allie said...

Darlene your mojo is on FIRE! What a gorgeous quilt - I can't wait to see them all, you are AMAZING!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You're amazing! I can't wait to see all the quilts. I love Short Story made from Bliss. This one's mine, right? :-) Congratulations on completing your goal -- that's a big one!

Judy said...

Darlene, your quilt is wonderful!!
I'm on the phone with the "Queen of Schnibbles" and we agree that you are going to win the "most productive person of the year" award. Can't wait to see more!
Judy

Thelma said...

Darlene!! You did it again, Short Story is one of the patterns for August for the Year of Scnibbles! How do you do that??? PLUS how do you make it in fabric that I can't even buy yet!! I'm thinking of copying you, I love your fabric choice for this pattern.

I am completely in awe of the volume of quilts you've made lately, I'm eager to see them all.

You really motivate me to get going......

Quilt Hollow said...

Quite the goal...happy to hear you have achieved it. I do love Moda but also love my Jo!!

sunny said...

I love it! What a great challenge for yourself. Schnibbles Time Two is sitting here on my pile of books. Maybe I need to choose one and jump in.

Loris said...

Yep! That's gorgeous. This is a challenge worth doing...or viewing :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's gorgeous Darlene! I could make that one too!

Radka said...

Oh, what a beautiful quilt, love the colours!

Mandy said...

Ok, so this is beautiful but I have to ask... this book only came out a couple of months ago and you have made the big versions of the other 10 quilts that you didn't already own?

Holy sewing cow batman! That's quite the accomplishment! I think Kelly should give you a Charmin' award for sewing passion!!!!

Hummm... The Charmie's lol... maybe that's something for next year ;)

call me crazy said...

Oh I love it! And I love that goal! I hope to copy you once I am re-settled. :-) Can't wait to see the others! Congratulations! Great job!!

ytsmom said...

Very cool, and what a great DH to engcourage you! Can't wait for the next 11.

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Okay, you are like doing an Olympic event in quilting & I'm going to be right there cheering!!! This is going to be sooooo cool! (giggling) I LOVE IT! LOL!

Sandra said...

This is soooooo pretty! Love the Bliss line of fabrics and the pattern you chose. Can you tell me the dimensions of this quilt?

Dresden Quilter said...

I am so excited to see all of them. This quilt has been on my to do list and of course as always after seeing yours I want to make it right away. You are dazzling!

Mama Pea said...

I have this book too and want to make everything in it also! Way to go on moving forward with that goal!

Huisvlyt said...

What an exiting challange! Hope you will enjoy it to the fullest! Will pop in regularly to see what masterpiece you have created! Best of luck.

QuiltSue said...

What a clever idea. I'm going to enjoy seeing all these, specially as I am waiting for the book to become available again.

Kaaren said...

Ambitious goal, my friend, but if anyone can do it, you sure can.

Start the music and bring on the parade...I'm ready. I even brought my own lawn chair because I doubt that these old legs could remain standing for an entire week.

Diane said...

great goal! I have often said I want to make every quilt in the book and then a new book arrives and I repeat the mantra but never get the quilts done.

Debi said...

So very beautiful, love the Bliss line of fabrics. This pattern is the next one I plan to try from the book.

Lori said...

What a fun idea!! And a beautiful quilt. I'll look forward to seeing every one of them!!

Screen Door said...

I just love the Bliss fabric line....Great job on the quilt...

Laura said...

Beautiful Darlene! I can't wait to see the rest.

Nicole said...

I think if I got started on working my way through the Schnibbles Times Two book, I would snap out of my sewing slump! Your Bliss quilt is divine.

Wendy said...

Oh my what a fun challenge you set. I've been wanting to make that quilt for a long time, it sure looks stunning with that Bliss line of fabrics. I look forward to many more quilts from this book.

Denise in PA said...

How fun! You are going to have quite a fabulous collection of quilts when you are done. Of course they will be Moda, what else? LOL! I can't wait to see the parade!

Strlady said...

I am loving that line of fabric! I'm making my own Short story so I can really appreciate this one. I also looked at the book over and over and over and finally decided on Imagine, Short Story, Plan C and McGuffey. I have an bit of incentive to finish up Plan C and Short Story this month since Sherri and Sinta selected those as this month's Schnibble.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Darlene - this one is SO pretty! I just love that pattern - have been dying to make it! It's Blissful - really!

Karen said...

Bliss really is so pretty. This quilt really wants to come live at my house :). Great job.

julia said...

*sigh* Sooo pretty!
Guess what - I decided to make PlanC for this month's challenge with Bliss before I saw your gorgeous large version ;o).
Wishing you a fabulous week & I can't wait to see the others!!!

Stina said...

WOW... Daelene.. you have really done a wonderful challenge to your self... and to start with this beauty.... BLISS.. Im in LOVE.. have to make this one.. think I have decided my August Schnibble now.. but oh my.. what fabrics will I use!!!!! YIKKKESS.. yours are already the prettiest..:o))

Quilter Kathy said...

This is really pretty and I love this design!

Linda said...

This one's my favorite, so far. I'm really enjoying the parade! Keep 'em coming!

Linda said...

Love the look of the fabric in this quilt. Light and airy looking!

Carrie P. said...

wow, Darlene, I just read all about your big Schnibbles. You have become the quilt queen. You have accomplished so much and they are all great. I really like your #1, and the bow tie quilt. Good job!
thanks for your sweet comment about my dog Cindi.

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